Senior Adviser Mohamed Manssouri is an agricultural economist and an expert in food security, poverty reduction, and agricultural and rural development. He has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, Near-East and North-Africa, Europe and East and Southern Asia. He is currently charged with the coordination of FAO’s “Renewed Commitment to a Hunger-Free Horn of Africa”. He is also responsible for quality enhancement, knowledge sharing and learning. Prior to joining TCI in 2010, he was Country Program Manager with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He has thus led the design and supervision of various country investment strategies and programmes (Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Ghana Niger, Republic of Congo) and developed regional thematic strategies, programmes and initiatives (rural finance, Community-Driven Development (CDD), conservation agriculture, West Africa Rural Hub…) Within the scope of IFAD’s Action Plan to improve its development effectiveness, he has led the efforts to prepare IFAD’s Knowledge Management strategy, and other organizational change initiatives (project cycle and policy process). On behalf of IFAD, he also served on the multi-agency team of the United Nations High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on Food Security Crises who prepared and updated the Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA). He has worked as a trainer in agricultural economics and gave lectures at University Roma III’s Master on Human Development and Food Security. Mohamed Manssouri holds a Master’s degree from AgroParisTech, Paris, France.